Boss of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Joseph Whittal has incurred the wrath of President Akufo-Addo’s ‘powerful, untouchable’ nephew Gabby Asare Otchere Darko over his comment which Gabby believes is in defense of former president John Mahama; MyNewsGh.com has filed.
Gabby is not happy about some utterances of Mr Whittal which was widely reported in sections of the media.
Readers of MyNewsGh.com will recall it was President John Mahama who appointed and swore in Mr Joseph Whittal as the new CHRAJ Boss during the transition when he had lost the 2016 election.
Mr Joseph Whittal had described calls for former President John Mahama to apologize for his explosive reaction in the aftermath of the mayhem that characterized the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election as “unfair”.
John Mahama was reacting to the chaos in which six people, believed to be supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) were shot at the Baweleshie center of the constituency, warned the NDC could be more violent and rowdy than the NPP.
“I want to sound a caution that NDC has a revolutionary root and when it comes to unleashing violence no one can beat us to that,” Mahama said.
Mahama’s comments got a reaction from the chairman of National Peace Council Professor Emmanuel Asante who urged the former president and other political leaders to be circumspect in their utterances and to immediately apologize.
The CHRAJ Boss who owes his position to Mr Mahama told Francis Abban on Morning Starr Monday that it was unfair to demand an apology from Mahama when same was not demanded from others including the Interior Minister and the National Security.
“I don’t think his statements are in good taste. But to then call upon him to apologize when we have not called on National Security to come and apologize for this brazen attack on democracy, I don’t think it is fair,” Whittal said.
But Gabby Asare Otchere Darko has warned the CHRAJ Boss, it is unclear what is to follow.
“It is not the duty of the boss of CHRAJ to be an apologist for a former president to whom he owes his CHRAJ position.” Gabby said.